The growth of cities has always been accompanied by the growth of slums. Holistic Health in Urban Slums is an important aspects of spandan’s outreach project. Mental Health & School health are integrated part of spandan’s functioning.
We had undertaken a challenging project under AYUSH – Public Health Initiative. Project was dedicated to the needs of children with disabilities, mental health dysfunctions in community as well as mainstream schools. We have adopted various schools from slum & under privileged areas.
SPANDAN’s Work in Community under Public health initiative: SPANDAN under PHI undertook Project entitled “Promoting positive health & carrying out holistic psycho-educational intervention in children through Homoeopathy as central therapeutic modality in mainstream schools and urban slums of ‘M’ & ‘N’ wards of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).”
Project focused on identification and management of children with educational dysfunctions and mental health issues in mainstream schools of slum area in ‘M’ & ‘N’ wards of BMC. Institute has been able to cover a larger population in the ‘M’&’N’ wards of BMC of approximately 4.90 lakhs. Spandan Screened 11832 students from BMC school & slum area in this project.
We seek to improve the health in urban slum communities in Mumbai, India, through action oriented research in close collaboration with key local stakeholders.
Project brought about significant reduction of behavioral , emotional and scholastic difficulties in children with Homoeopathy. There was mark reduction in school drop outs & overall marked improvement in mental health of children through Homoeopathy.